Residue + Response: 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial National Tour

Curated By Dr Carol McGregor

Dana Harris, Fieldwork, (detail), 2023, cotton and wool on canvas stretcher, cedar stretcher, hardwood frame. Photography Peter Atkins.




 Curated by Dr Carol McGregor


As we unfold from the national and global events of past few years, we reveal subtle shifts in our understandings and values—with reflections on a deeper knowing of our communities and environs. Often these shifts or transferences advocate a release of busyness, a focus on personal and communal presence, nourishment and balance. 

Since the Tamworth Fibre Textile collection began in 1973 artists have interwoven and shared lived experiences and negotiated stories through the materiality of textile practice.  

The 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial builds on this tradition with a future focus on the intangible essence of what it means to be human in the fabric of today’s society and will be an opportunity to celebrate Australian textiles practice, for artists to create and explore the relationality and residues of change through a multiplicity of materials, methods and meanings.



Residue + Response: Tamworth Textile Triennial national tour

The tour venues confirmed to date are as follows:

  1. Tamworth Regional Gallery – 9 September 2023 to 11 February 2024
  2. JamFactory, Seppeltsfield - 2 March 2024 to 12 May 2024

  3. Broken Hill City Art Gallery - 24 May 2024 to 4 August 2024

  4. Mildura Arts Centre – 16 August 2024 to 13 October 2024  

  5. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery – 26 October 2024 to 31 January 2025

  6. Manly Art Gallery & Museum - 21 February 2025 – 6 April 2025

  7. Glasshouse Port Macquarie - 19 April 2025 to 12 July 2025

  8. Grafton Regional Gallery - 26 July 2025 to 14 September 2025

  9. Ipswich Art Gallery – 4 October 2025 to 30 November 2025